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Jason Vaughn: Columbus, Wisconsin, 2013.

Hide is a project that began as a commentary on Wisconsin’s hunting tradition, using deer stands as a metaphor for the changing values of the sport.

When Max Garland received word from Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission chair Cathryn Cofell th

“Our Voices, Our Town,” the theme for southeastern Wisconsin’s 2013 Big Read project, reflects the work of a Wisconsinborn literary legend: Thornton Wilder, who was born in Madison in 1897.

There’s a new way to explore local history through the photographs, postcards, maps, artifacts, letters, diaries, books, articles and more found in communities across Wisconsin.

Artists and artisans who are preserving craft traditions like harness-making, decoy carving, blacksmithing, papermaking, weaving, and more carry knowledge accumulated from thousands of individuals over hundreds of years. And yet the accumulated knowledge and experience is surprisingly fragile.

Inspired by the many circuses and exotic animal shows that toured and wintered in Wisconsi

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